Oakland traded a sixth-round pick to Houston in March to acquire Schaub and immediately named him the starter. In an interesting twist, Schaub replaced Carr's older brother, David, as starter in Houston. David Carr was the first draft pick ever for the Texans in 2002 and started five seasons there before being let go.
"I learned everything that he did right and everything that he did wrong," Carr said. "He told me that if he could do anything, he hopes he made the path smoother for me as I transition into the NFL."
Derek Carr was one of the most productive quarterbacks in college football last season. He threw for 5,083 yards and 50 touchdowns with only eight interceptions in a spread offense at Fresno State that included many quick screens and almost exclusively shotgun formations. He also won the 2013 Sammy Baugh Award, which goes to the nation's top passer.
Carr is one of just 19 quarterbacks in FBS history to throw for more than 10,000 career yards and 100 touchdowns. His ratio of 113 touchdown passes to 24 interceptions is the second highest in FBS history for all quarterbacks with at least 100 career touchdown passes.
Carr played in a pro-style offense under former coach Pat Hill in 2011 and was considered to have one of the strongest arms in the draft and was a possible first-round pick. Carr lasted until early in the second round and the Raiders pounced when he was still there despite having already added Schaub.